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Agenda and draft minutes

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119.

Introductions and procedure

Minutes:

Councillor Angela Picknell welcomed everyone to the meeting and officers and members introduced themselves.  The procedure for the conduct of the meeting was outlined.

120.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

None.

121.

Declarations of substitute members

Minutes:

None.

122.

Declarations of interest

If you have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest* in an item of business:

§  if it is not yet on the council’s register, you must declare both the existence and details of it at the start of the meeting or when it becomes apparent;

§  you may choose to declare a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest that is already in the register in the interests of openness and transparency. 

In both the above cases, you must leave the room without participating in discussion of the item.

 

If you have a personal interest in an item of business and you intend to speak or vote on the item you must declare both the existence and details of it at the start of the meeting or when it becomes apparent but you may participate in the discussion and vote on the item.

 

*(a)Employment, etc - Any employment, office, trade, profession or vocation carried on for profit or gain.

(b) Sponsorship - Any payment or other financial benefit in respect of your expenses in carrying out duties as a member, or of your election; including from a trade union.

(c) Contracts - Any current contract for goods, services or works, between you or your partner (or a body in which one of you has a beneficial interest) and the council.

(d) Land - Any beneficial interest in land which is within the council’s area.

(e) Licences- Any licence to occupy land in the council’s area for a month or longer.

(f) Corporate tenancies - Any tenancy between the council and a body in which you or your partner have a beneficial interest.

 (g) Securities - Any beneficial interest in securities of a body which has a place of business or land in the council’s area, if the total nominal value of the securities exceeds £25,000 or one hundredth of the total issued share capital of that body or of any one class of its issued share capital. 

 

This applies to all members present at the meeting.

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

123.

Order of Business

Minutes:

The order of business would be as the agenda.

124.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

That the minutes of the meeting held on 27 April 2021 be confirmed as an accurate record of proceedings and the Chair be authorised to sign them.

125.

Outdoor Market, Esther Anne Place, N1 - New premises licence pdf icon PDF 9 MB

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee noted that this item had been adjourned at the request of the applicant.

126.

Islington Square, Esther Anne Place, N1 - New premises licence pdf icon PDF 8 MB

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee noted that item had been adjourned at the request of the applicant.

127.

McQueen, 55-61 Tabernacle Street, EC2 4AA - Shadow licence application pdf icon PDF 7 MB

Minutes:

The licensing officer reported that this was a shadow licence application. The applicant’s representative had written to all objectors setting out the purpose of the application which could be found at page 191-192 of the agenda.  Three responses had been received from interested parties which stated that they wished their objections to remain.

 

The applicant’s representative stated that the applicant was the landlord.  An application had been made for a duplicate premises licence which would remain dormant, the purpose of which was set out on pages 191/192 of the agenda.  This protected the position for the landlord and preserved the status quo in these uncertain times.  Eleven objections had been received from residents, the landlord had no involvement with the current operator.  Whilst the landlord had sympathy with their concerns it would be more appropriate for objectors to initiate a review against the current operator.  The Sub-Committee were invited to grant the licence.

 

RESOLVED

1)     That the application for a shadow premises licence, in respect of McQueen,55-61 Tabernacle Street, EC2 4AA, be granted to allow:-

 

a)        The sale of alcohol, on and off supplies, Monday to Wednesday from 10am until 1am, Thursday to Saturday from 10am until 2am and on Sunday from 12 noon until midnight.

 

b)        Live music, Monday to Wednesday from 9am to 1am, Thursday to Saturday from 9am to 2am and Sunday from 9am to midnight.

 

c)        Recorded music Monday to Sunday 24 hours.

 

d)        Performance of Dance, Monday to Thursday from 9am to 1am, Friday to Saturday from 9am to 2am and Sunday from 9am to midnight.

 

e)         Late night refreshment Monday to Wednesday from 11pm to 1.30am, Thursday to Saturday from 11pm to 2.30 am and Sunday from 11pm to half past midnight.

 

2)           That conditions detailed on pages 195 to 197 of the agenda shall be applied to the licence.

 

REASONS FOR DECISION

This meeting was facilitated by Zoom.

 

The Sub-Committee listened to all the evidence and submissions and read all the material. The Sub-Committee reached the decision having given consideration to the Licensing Act 2003, as amended, and its regulations, the national guidance and the Council’s Licensing Policy.

 

The Sub-Committee took into consideration Licensing Policies 2 & 3.  The premises fall within the Bunhill cumulative impact area.  Licensing policy 3 creates a rebuttable presumption that applications for the grant or variation of premises licences which are likely to add to the existing cumulative impact will normally be refused following the receipt of representations, unless the applicant can demonstrate in the operation schedule that there will be no negative cumulative impact on one or more of the licensing objectives. However, a Shadow Licence remains dormant while the current premises licence is extant.  There is no negative cumulative impact on any of the licensing objectives and the status quo is preserved.

 

Eleven local resident objections had been received. None of the objectors were in attendance at the meeting.  There had been no representations made by the responsible authorities.

 

The Sub-Committee noted the letter sent by the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 127.

128.

Paradiso Desi Restaurant, 230 Hornsey Road, N7 7LL - New premises licence pdf icon PDF 4 MB

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee noted that this item had been adjourned at the request of the applicant.

129.

The Beefsteaks, Ground Floor, 74 Chapel Market, N1 9ER - New premises licence pdf icon PDF 4 MB

Minutes:

The licensing officer reported that the police and the noise team agreed conditions which were detailed in the report.

 

The interested party raised objections to the application.  He stated that the premises was not adequate for a restaurant.  The concrete floors allowed noise to be transmitted to neighbouring premises above. The previous hours were café hours and this application doubled the operating hours which would now run into the evening. There had recently been pop up restaurants in the premises. This business would attract city people unwinding after work with associated bad behaviour.  Noise was audible even on the second floor and even noise from a café would be a major problem.  There had been noise from the staff kitchens as late as 1 or 2am. Noise was funnelled through to the building and you could hear people talking outside. The current tenants had not experienced the premises when the shop was open. Noise patrol had not been able to deal with the situation. The intermittent noise was difficult to control. Residents were kept awake by delivery drivers. There was a concern that staff would open the windows on an ad-hoc basis.

 

In response to questions, the resident stated that the pop up had noise late outside up until 12 – 1 o’clock. He considered that this premises would attract a disrespectful clientele. He was concerned that the noise team would not take any action. He didn’t consider the applicant would worry about the licence being removed as this was a restaurant for a sedate meal with wine. The pop up restaurants seemed to be fine without the licence.

The licensing officer stated that a certificate of lawfulness had been approved in September 2019.  There was no requirement in planning to restrict the hours and there was no further application required by planning. Most of the windows in the neighbouring flats were single glazed.

 

The applicant stated that the building was a good fit for his brand. Pie and mash would be included on the menu. The previous occupier, Manze’s Pie and Mash shop, could not meet the increased rent without the sale of alcohol. The proposed police and noise conditions addressed the noise concerns. There were windows at the rear of the premises which provided ventilation. The landlord had an acoustic survey which stated that there would be no negative impact if the correct extractor and a silencer were used. There had been many market closures so he had wanted to invest in a building. The lease for this building was conditional on approval by licensing and the receipt of listed building consent. He would then sign up to a ten year lease.  Pop up restaurants were not in the business for the long haul. This would be a restaurant serving British food with nice wines and perhaps a few cocktails. They would be serving sustainable meat and fish with vegetarian options. They would not be over serving alcohol and were to be an inclusive family friendly restaurant. He  ...  view the full minutes text for item 129.